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City announces grants

The city of Estacada is accepting applications for community organization grants and its branding project grant program through 4 p.m. April 20. Community organization grants are for nonprofit groups, and the branding project grants are for nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Private individuals are not eligible. Further information and applications are available on the city’s website, www.cityofestacada.org.

Entries sought for contest

Students in grades four through 12 are invited to enter the “If I Were Mayor” contest, sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association. Students can create a poster or digital presentation or write an essay about how they would lead their city if they were mayor. Entries will be judged on creativity, clarity of thought, proper grammar and relevancy. Local winners are entered into the state contest for a chance to win an iPad Air 2. Application and contest rules are available on the city of Estacada’s website, www.cityofestacada.org. The application deadline is 4 p.m. April 29.

Sheriff’s dog receives vest

Grimm, a Clackamas County Sherriff’s Office police dog, will receive a protective vest thanks to donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s. Grimm’s vest is sponsored by an anonymous donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Proud to support one who serves and protects.”

Vested Interest in K9s provides bullet- and stab-proof to dogs in law enforcement across the United States. Since its establishment in 2009, the organization provided more than 1,700 protective vests in 49 states.